With all the attention the media has given to osteoporosis and the importance of getting enough calcium, they’ve overlooked its relationship to magnesium. The body keeps these two minerals in balance. When you increase one without the other, your body simply disposes of the excess.

Experts at the Cornell Medical Center observe that 60 – 70 percent of American women are magnesium deficient. However, they warn that it is important that calcium/magnesium levels don’t get too high. Elevated levels can lead to diarrhea. Whole-grain breads, fortified cereals, leafy vegetables, kale, broccoli, tofu, soybeans, low-fat cheese, milk and yogurt are good choices when trying to achieve a proper balance.

In addition to maintaining healthy teeth and bones, calcium has a number of other functions. Among them, the transmission of nerve impulses, muscle contraction and relaxation-functions that directly relate to the effectiveness of your chiropractic care.